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and traffic. >> the average temperature is 61. right now it is a 65. we will have the possibility for a couple of light rain showers. a weak system is coming through. it 30% chance you'll run into a brief shower or sprinkle. sunshine this afternoon. take a look at the forecast. a high temperature of 85 degrees. 25 degrees above average for this time of year. we will not break the record which is 90 degrees. it is very impressive nonetheless. seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> we got word of police activity southbound on the year as part expressway. all lanes are temporarily blocked southbound so take york road. hopefully that will be cleared shortly.
in dundalk, north point, an accident there. the water main break in the city. and near aviation boulevard and amtrak way, a multi-vehicle crash. it is blocking all lanes. take ridge road to stony road over to aviation boulevard. here is averell live camera. harris ver expressway looking at -- here is a live camera. the harris for expressway -- harrisburg expressway near mount kamcarmel, building in volume. the significant delay is at liberty. that is a latest period back to you both. >> in session 2010, it is getting down to the nitty gritty as the legislative session is
drawn to men in the. >> -- and drawing to an end. kretzer jennifer franciotti joins us live with more details. -- >> jennifer franciotti joins us live with more details. >> some politicians are trying to play it safe. there are big issues on the table, including the budget. the house has passed 15 pieces of legislation. in the senate, which has fewer members, over 1000 bills have been introduced. auntie 28 of them have been passed. when the house convenes -- only 28 of them has passed. some believe the definition for of gangs too broad. and a ban on cell phone use while driving still has not cleared the house. and some want to abolish good
time jail credit for sex offenders. they want tighter loss after a child was killed last christmas. -- laws after a child was killed last christmas. and neither chamber has discussed the legal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. and they are looking at teacher pensions by local jurisdictions which still has to be resolved. the house opposes a bond bills. they allow some to fund district projects. budget negotiators say it may have to go into extra innings, so to speak. back to you. >> the decision to allow access to alternative lifestyle sexual websites is not sitting well
with one legislator. he wrote elected to the school superintendent saying he does not approve of the decision. legitimate content from those sites for educational purposes has been allowed. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. do you think students should be allowed access to alternative sexual lifestyle website for educational purposes? email us your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. a clock could soon provide residents with the correct time. since 1911, it has showed the time in all directions of the city. it stopped moving in 2007. repairs were not easy. the south side of the clock is expected to be up and running later on today. >> the transportation department is using toyota to drive home a point to all automakers. it is facing a record-setting
fine for not notifying the government quick enough about defective gas pedals. here are more details. >> good morning. transportation secretary ray lahood says his agency has proved that toyota knew about the sticky gas pedal last fall, but did not issue a recall until january of this year. in the middle of an advertising blitz shifting public opinion, to yield to get slapped with a record $16.4 million fine. it is the maximum possible and the largest ever for waiting too long to alert authorities in drivers that sticky gas pedals could be a safety problem. >> oracle is to make sure that the vehicles are 100% safe. >> secretary ray lahood announced it monday, after millions of recalls of toyota vehicles. the president of toyota tried to
explain what led to the defect in several vehicles. >> [unintelligible] >> the fine is all about being too slow. the agency says it has proved that toyota failed to live up to its legal obligations. he says they knowingly hid a dangerous defect four months from u.s. officials, and did not take action to protect millions of drivers and their families. in a statement, a toyota did not indicate if it would contest the fine. they said we have already taken a number of important steps to improve our communications with regulators and customers as part of our strengthened overall commitment to quality assurance. >> two has a couple of weeks to contest this fine, which would be the largest civil penalty the government has ever given a car company. wbal-tv.
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the average high temperature is 61. when we come back, we will take a look at the seven-day forecast. over to the news desk. cox in the "medical alert -- >> breast feeding can save thousands of lives according to a new study. over 1 in 10 are doing it exclusively after six months. if women did it longer, it could save lives as low as billions of dollars each year. >> people should not be blaming women they should not be blaming themselves. we need to do much better for our mothers and families in america. >> allowing women to breast feed immediately after birth and providing time and space in work for mothers to pump. babies have asthma, diabetes, and other ailments.
>> you can tell house over a person is by the company they keep it. drinking habits are largely determined by a person's social circle. participants were 50% more likely to drink heavily with someone they are directly connected with who also drinks heavily. social networks can have a negative impact on your health. they can be used to affect healthy behavior is as well. >> coming up, a look at last night's n.c.a.a. championship. >> here is a live look of the downtown area. we will update weather and traffic next. stay with us. you are
a problem southbound on the a rosburg expressway. police activity block in the south bound lane -- harris for expressway. -- harrisburg expressway. police activity blocking the southbound lane has cleared. an accident clearing in dundalk. a water main break at sharp street. otherwise, we are doing quite well on the north side of the beltway, 11 minutes there. here is a live view of traffic. this is in the harrisburg expressway in mount carmel. no delays from the maryland line down toward the beltway. things are looking good here at
the bay bridge. no delays heading into the toll plaza. let's get the latest on the buses and trains. >> we have a delay on the penn line with a 10 minute delay. the other is running on schedule. metro subway also on time. the 44 bus with a 30 minute delay. and the 21 bus with a couple of diversions. i am reporting for the mta transit team. now back to tony pann. >> it is pretty quiet this tuesday morning. a slight chance he may run into a brief shower or sprinkle. 30% mark. if you're watching near hagerstown, some light shower activity is going on right now.
this will continue for the next hour or so. things will clear up after that. we will have a sunny afternoon. a warm front across the great lakes and beckoned to the northeast. this is the dividing line. we will stay on the warm side of this front. see this activity lined up, most of it northwest. most of it will stay north of us as we head into the morning hours. the sun will break out. a little bit of cloud cover. you can see the west to east movement there. sunshine this afternoon. temperatures will jump into the mid 80's. we are already at 65 degrees. 59 in chestertown. the forecast for today, clouds
and a slight chance for rain showers early this morning. the high temperature of around 85 degrees. 25 degrees above the seasonal norm. the record high temperature is 90. mostly clear tonight and mild. low temperatures in the upper 50's and low 60's. more of the same for wednesday. in south winds will come in. temperatures in the upper 80's. some thunderstorms on thursday to close out the work week. then it will cool off. 85 today. 86 tomorrow. thunderstorms possible late thursday. on friday, a chance for rain showers in the forecast. it will be much cooler. high temperatures only around 60 degrees. it will not be a washout situation. saturday and sunday look dry but cool.
tatars in the low or mid 60's. it -- temperatures in the low or mid 60's. >> thanks. the countdown to opening day is on. new fan gear hit some shells. >> it is showcasing a children's charity. >> for $25, you can support some local charitable foundations. the orioles right fielder is known for his performance on the baseball diamond. he shies away from the spotlight off the field. he uses his high-profile status to help kids in the right side foundation. >> whether they suffered from abuse in their lifetime are battling cancer, whatever it may be. >> he loaned his number to be a new t-shirt for his new non- profit. >> we want to make sure every job as a chance to enjoy their
childhood and experience the fund that goes with that. we want them to practice at the ravens facility or go to the aquarium. >> the shirts are on sale at the foundation as well as the museum. they are splitting the property -- profits with the bay bridge birthplace foundation. >they go on sale today and they expect to sell by the homeowner -- home opener against the blue jays. wbal-tv. >> there is much more to come on 11 news today. >> including an answer to the watercooler question of the day. >> here are the winning lottery numbers from last night. good luck.
>> good morning, everybody. opening night for the orioles tonight. more on that in a second. first, college basketball, and one of the great national championship games ever. duke and butler last night in indianapolis. butler, the underdog. it nearly pulled the upset. late first half, number of 24 hits the 3.
blue devils led by one at the half. butler inside to matt howard. final seconds, this palyer misses the shot. national championship off the back. just misses. you see the celebration for duke, the agony of defeat for butler. 61-59, duke wins it all. >> i have been fortunate to have won several national championship games. this is a classic. this was the toughest in the best one. >> he looked like he played in that game. gordon's shot just missed. in st. petersburg up against the
tampa bay rays, and the orioles made their debut. the home opener friday night against the toronto blue jays. if you could have weather like we had today. that is all for me. >> thanks. >> let's get to a couple of your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> we estimate that students should be allowed to alternative sexual lifestyle website for educational purposes. >> one person writes, i would like to say no, but at the same time, it is for educational purposes only. so i really do not know what to say. >> another person says they should have access for educational purposes. they need to access any information they want. the closed minded politicians need to be voted out. keep emailing your responses to us. we will read more in the next
hour and most of them on the front page of our website. here's a look ahead to the next hour of 11 news today. >> headaches can be brought on by different triggers, including the weather. >> [unintelligible] >> and give jumping out of a plan is not your thing, we will give you a look at -- out of a plane is not your thing, we will give you a look at some for home it is. >> we will -- whom it is. >> we will give you an update on accidents and traffic next.
>> tragedy in west virginia. 25 people dead in the worst mine accident in decades. >> some unfinished business in annapolis. details are next. >> play ball. orioles fans can wipe the slate clean as we kick off another baseball season. >> it feels like summer, but for how much longer? the forecast as a 11 news today continues right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> good morning. >> place for joining us for 11 news today. >> tony pann gives us a look at the weather. >> for the next couple of days, it will feel like a summer. it is spring, so you know it will not last for long.